Beatrice Fox deserves to go straight to hell. At least, that's what she thinks. On her last day on Earth, she ruined the life of the person she loves most--her little sister, Emmy. So when Bea ...more
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I really liked Bea and Caleb. She’s aggressive and maybe a bit hard hearted, but I truly loved reading her unravel her emotions and grow as a character. He seems sweet and unassuming and the conversation between the two of them was interesting. I also really liked Sadie and Jenna and how they tried to make the best of everything.
Plot wise, it was super unique to me. I loved this idea and the ...more
If you're a fan of The Good Place listen up...Layoverland is just the book for you.
When seventeen-year-old Bea dies in a car accident, she is shocked to find out she isn't entering heaven or hell. She is sentenced to purgatory in an airport-like dimension with the task of helping 5,000 people move on to heaven before she, herself, can move on too.
With Bea's no-nonsense attitude, forcing people to get to the root of what is ...more
The food was disgustingly interesting - Jell-O-cased everything. And the side characters were interesting and flashed out.
My only wish would be for a bit more action in the middle - certain things have to be set up but things dragged a bit during that time.
Laugh out loud funny and deep all at ...more
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Thank you to Penguin Random House International for the e-ARC of this book. This did not, in any way, influenced my thoughts and rating.
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The feelings in this book were realistic. Like, the stages of grief but a person grieving themselves. There was plenty of humor and some deep moments too.
However the ending of this book just left me feeling incomplete. It makes sense for someone to have gone through dying and heal enough to ...more
Layoverland tells the story of Beatrice Fox, or Bea as she is known. The story begins with her having "ruined" the life of her younger sister and after that, in tears, she gets in a car accident and is killed. Instead of heaven/hell, she is sent to purgatory (which here, resembles an airport) and ...more
Alas, it was not to be. And I knew from the first paragraph, but I still kept reading anyway.
“You know the kind of crying where you’re crying over one thing and then you think about a slightly less upsetting but still definitely upsetting thing and it makes you cry even more? And then you think about every bad thing that’s ever happened to you in your whole life and everything you think is unfair in the world? And it’s ...more
After a terrible fight with her sister (and best friend) Beatrice ends up in a car accident, and well, dies. But she's not in Heaven (and she's not in Hell). Instead she's stuck at an airport somewhere in between, with all the other folk who need to let something go before they can continue on their journey. Beatrice's task is to help them on their way - once she's helped a certain number, she'll have atoned for her life and be ready to move on herself. ...more
When Bea gets into an lethal head on collision and wakes up in an airport, it becomes clear that heaven is not exactly what she thought it would be. But she's not in heaven, or hell. She's in an inbetween place where people go to resolve issues keeping them from heaven. And Bea's job is to help navigate people through their memories so that they can move on. So when Bea meets the attractive and kind Caleb, she's initially intrigued, ...more
I really liked Bea--she's snarky in a realistic way, and Noone is clear to give her some emotional development and depth. The alternation between past and present was constructive rather than confusing, and it added to this character development. In a different way, I also loved Caleb; it ...more
I also really liked the characters. The main character Bea is Morally Gray and A go getter, she doesn't let anything get in her way of voicing her opinion. Caleb is adorable and while he tries to act tough he is a marshmallow.
The thing however that made this a 3 star read for me is that it gets very political. I personally don't care for reading about ...more